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May 20, 2009
by rob biertempfel


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What next for Gorzo?

WASHINGTON — Tom Gorzelanny’s callup to the Pirates’ bullpen was supposed to last only a couple of days, but he is still with the team. That’s partly due to his success — the lefty has tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings …

May 20, 2009
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Four in a row

WASHINGTON — Don’t look now, but the Pirates are just three games under .500 after putting together a season-best four-game winning streak. Their longest streak last season was six wins. • The Sporting News assembled a panel of 100 “Hall …

May 19, 2009
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Ohlendorf familiar with Jackson

WASHINGTON — Ross Ohlendorf is familiar with right-hander Steve Jackson, whom the Pirates claimed Monday off waivers from the Yankees. In January 2007, both were part of a five-player trade between New York and Arizona which also involved Randy Johnson. …

May 19, 2009
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Altoona’s roster in flux

WASHINGTON — Changes are coming to the Double-A Altoona roster, as Pirates management is unhappy with the performance of several players. Yesterday, outfielder Brad Corley was taken off the Curve’s active roster and reassigned to short-season Class A State College. …

May 18, 2009
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Wilson slugs. Gorzo deals. Diaz … walks?

WASHINGTON — Yuniesky who? Tonight, Jack Wilson racked up his 13th career four-hit game with an infield single, double, two-run double and a triple. Wilson also made an absolutely sick defensive play in the fourth inning to rob Ryan Zimmerman …

May 18, 2009
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Another Wilson trade rumor

WASHINGTON — Another Jack Wilson trade rumor has surfaced. Mariners beat writer Geoff Baker said in his blog there has been discussion about sending Wilson to Seattle for shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt. The M’s are very unhappy with Betancourt’s defense — …

May 18, 2009
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Morgan scratched; Jackson claimed, Barthmaier cut

WASHINGTON — Nyjer Morgan was scratched from the lineup a few minutes ago. Morgan still is feeling a pinch in his sore left hamstring, which he injured while making a catch Friday night. Morgan told manager John Russell he couldn’t …

May 17, 2009
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PIrates rout Rockies with 10-run seventh

The Pirates took out a month’s worth of offensive frustrations in one inning Sunday afternoon, scoring 10 runs in the seventh in an 11-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies at PNC Park. The Pirates, who sent 14 batters to the …

May 17, 2009
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Rockies, Pirates starting lineups

Left fielder Nyjer Morgan (left hamstring) is out of the lineup for the second consecutive day, and Delwyn Young will bat leadoff and play right field. Here are the lineups for today’s 1:35 p.m. game with the Colorado Rockies at …

May 17, 2009
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Yates on DL, Gorzelanny recalled

The Pirates placed Tyler Yates (right elbow inflammation) on the 15-day disabled list Sunday and recalled left-handed pitcher Tom Gorzelanny from Triple-A Indianapolis. Gorzelanny was 1-1 with 3.98 ERA with 36 strikeouts and 16 walks in 40.2 innings. Also the …

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